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Team Liquid’s Poach wants major changes made to Fortnite esports

Published: 11/Feb/2019 16:20 Updated: 11/Feb/2019 16:47

by Connor Bennett


Team Liquid’s Jake ‘Poach’ Brumleve wants to see major changes made to Fortnite to help with the game’s growth as a competitive esport.

The esports side of Epic Games’ free-to-play title has been continually growing over the past few months – with the studio kicking in plenty of money and hosting some top events. 


However, it’s not enough for pros like Poach who want the skill of players to take precedent over factors they can’t control.

Epic GamesEvents like the Secret Skirmish keep the competitive scene ticking over.

Poach criticized an aspect of Battle Royale games that not even the top level pro players can control – the RNG (Random Number Generator) – which contributes to a whole load of different factors in-game that deeply affect the outcome of pro matches.


“The main focus of competitive Fortnite in its current state should be fixing all bugs,” he tweeted. “Reducing end-game lag and finding a solution to have non-reliant (RNG) items for rotations/end-game. These three issues cause 75% of deaths in high tier play.”

In a later tweet, he added: “There’s way too many deaths in this game caused by stuff you cannot control and it removes all competitive integrity.”

The RNG aspect of the game has been a criticism of Fortnite esports for quite some time, with the luck of the draw when it comes to looting or the zone shifting, amongst other things, taking away from the skill involved.


Nevertheless, it does contribute to making each game different from another. While that may benefit casual players and fans of the game, it clearly has a massive impact on the competitive side of proceedings.


How to complete Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 challenges

Published: 8/Oct/2020 0:31

by Brad Norton


We’re now in the seventh week of Fortnite’s Marvel-themed season meaning that there’s not long to go until the current battle pass items are locked away for good. Here’s everything you need to know about the latest challenges to help with your experience gains.

As with every other season, XP is vital in Fortnite. Whether you’re trying to unlock one of the 100 base tiers in the Season 4 Battle Pass, or you’re pushing beyond that for ultra-rare skins, there’s always something to pursue.


Challenges are often the best way to help boost your XP gains. Most can be knocked off in a matter of minutes for some of the biggest XP dumps possible in the battle royale. If you’ve already been ticking objectives off each week, you’ll feel right at home this time around.

From searching chests to tallying eliminations, the Week 7 challenges couldn’t be simpler. Here’s our complete overview of the eight unique tasks on offer.

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Be on the lookout for enemies near Doom’s Domain this week.

You’ll be jumping around the map quite a bit this week as almost every challenge will take you to a new location. Finding eliminations at Craggy Cliffs should be a breeze as this is sure to be a hotspot over the next few days. Just be prepared for an immediate fight every time you drop here in Week 7.

The same can be said for Doom’s Domain as players will be looking to enter the vault for easy XP. Make sure you have a decent loadout before heading in as you’re sure to face some opposition here.

One rather unique challenge this week asks you to deal damage in a very specific way. First, you’ll need to find and equip Storm’s Whirlwind Blast ability. Once you’ve got an enemy in your sights, use this ability to knock them back. Once they’re pushed off course, you’ll then need to swap your weapons and deal 1,000 damage.


To tick off multiple challenges at once, you could always find Storm’s ability, then head to Craggy Cliffs, or even Coral Castle. The full list of objectives for Week 7 can be found below.

Fortnite Season 4 Week 7 Challenges:

  • Search Chests at Catty Corner (7)
  • Eliminations at Craggy Cliffs (3)
  • Enter the Vault in Doom’s Domain
  • Destroy Cobwebs at The Authority (3)
  • Discover Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House laboratory
  • Drive a car from Sweaty Sands to Misty Meadows in less than 4 minutes without getting out
  • Deal damage after knocking an opponent back with Storm’s Whirlwind Blast (1,000)
  • Deal damage to opponents at Coral Castle (500)
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Stark Industries will be swarmed by teams looking for the secret Lake House

If you’re struggling with the unique tasks this week, here’s a few quick pointers. Storm’s ability can be used to knock enemies off high ground vantage points. Any fall damage will count towards your weekly objective.

Additionally, Tony Stark’s hidden Lake House can be found just North of the Stark Industries POI.